AM Going Dark After 73 Years Serving The Community, Who Are Radio’s Future African American Leaders?
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Radio Headlines For Wednesday 12-29-21

Farmville, Virginia radio station WFLO will go off the air for good Friday after serving the community since 1947. The 2008 recession, changes to the national economy and the pandemic all led up to the need to close shop, according to the owners. [read more]

KOGT-AM, in the small town of Orange, Texas, will cease operations Friday, after serving the community for 73 years. Gary Stelly has owned the station for 30 years. He first worked at the station in college and purchased it in 1992. [read more]

radios-african-american-future-leadersOur Future African American Leaders in Radio list includes radio employees from every aspect of the radio business from all over the country. YOUR DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS JANUARY 14TH [read more]

Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti's Tuesday column called Fair Play - Fair Pay garnered a lot of feedback from the radio industry, including comments from Cromwell CEO Bud Walters, Alpha's Bill McElveen and KCAA Radio's Fred Lundgren. In case you missed the column, check it out HERE and the comments that follow. [read more]

The Independent Broadcasters Association’s Board of Directors has elected officers for the 2022-2023 term. Ron Stone, was re-elected for a second term as President and Executive Director of the IBA. [read more]

Long-time Chicago Bears beat reporter for ESPN radio in Chicago Jeff Dickerson has died after battling colon cancer. Dickerson's wife Caitlin passed away, also from cancer, in 2019. They leave behind an 11-year-old son. [read more]

Earlier this month, after 27 years in radio, Mathew Blades left the Mathew & Priscilla in the Morning show on iHeart's KMXP-FM Hot AC station in Phoenix. This week he launched a mental health podcast called Learn From People Who Lived It. Check it out HERE. [read more]

NPR has announced that Leila Fadel has been selected as the fourth host of Morning Edition, NPR’s morning drive time news magazine carried by 834 public radio stations, and Up First, NPR’s daily morning news podcast. [read more]

Good Karma Brands and ESPN 1000 in Chicago have promoted Danny Zederman to the position of Director of Content. Zederman is a 15-year veteran of ESPN 1000. [read more]

92Q DJ Porkchop is leaving Baltimore after about 20 years. DJ Porkchop (Johnny Doswell) announced he's leaving radio to be with family in Las Vegas. [read more]
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Add a Class B AM at 1600 on the dial, serving a Texas market since 1948, to the list of senior-band radio stations calling it quits instead of carrying on into 2022 and beyond. Get the full story in the RBR+TVBR Headlines E-mail by signing up now!

The New York Post has all the details from the New York City sports ratings battle. The paper reports that when both over-the-air and streaming numbers are calculated, ESPN's Michael Kay wins the afternoon drive fight against WFAN's Carton & Roberts. All sports hosts in New York are looking up at WFAN's Boomer & Gio, who remain number one. [read more]

"Fighting Fake News and Truth Decay" is being presented by The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association. Al Tompkins from the Poynter Institute will host the January 4 webinar. [read more]

Borrell's latest Local Marketing Trends podcast focuses on client centric selling. Sales Trainer Jim Doyle is the guest on the show. You can listen to the podcast HERE. [read more]

We get awesome feedback every time a manager posts a classified ad here at That's because they always find the best and the brightest employees in our industry. If you're looking for your next great employee CLICK HERE. If you need another great employee, let the world know now by clicking HERE. [read more]

Thanks to Rick Shideler for this 1976 gem. Rick says this is the WOCN-AM Miami studio. At the time the station was a 1,000 Watt Spanish language pop music station. [read more]

Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 29-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other station news to Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan at [read more]
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